Revolutions and shifting paradigms in human factors & ergonomics.

  title={Revolutions and shifting paradigms in human factors & ergonomics.},
  author={Kenneth R. Boff},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  volume={37 4},
The "Revolution in Information Technology" has spawned a series of transformational revolutions in the nature and practice of human factors and ergonomics (HFE). "Generation 1" HFE evolved with a focus on adapting equipment, workplace and tasks to human capabilities and limitations. Generation 2, focused on cognitive systems integration, arose in response to the need to manage automation and dynamic function allocation. Generation 3 is focused on symbiotic technologies that can amplify human… CONTINUE READING